Pastillage is excellent to build sugar houses, castles, beds, furniture etc., since it dries and hardens quickly. You can cut out pieces from templates and glue them together using royal icing.
How to make Pastillage
4 cups sugar
1 envelope of unflavored gelatin
4 tablespoons of water
1 Tablespoon of lemon juice (optional)
Mix gelatin with water and add the juice of lemon in a small pot and let stand for 5 minutes or until the gelatin absorbs all the liquid.
After the five minutes have past warm over a pot of boiling water until gelatin is completely dissolved. Add 3 cups of sugar and begin kneading.
If the pastillage sticks to your hands, add the rest of the sugar until you notice that this soft but not sticky.
Use like molding clay and begin to cut out your pieces. Have Fun!
Recipe for: Royal Icing